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The infectious complications of 122 consecutive abdominal twin deliveries over the period 1984-1989 were analyzed in a prospective clinical study, comparing them with 761 singleton abdominal deliveries over the period 1984-1986. The incidence of endometritis was nearly three-fold after twin deliveries and the incidence of abdominal wound infections nearly(More)
The possibility of an association of early pregnancy loss (EPL) with residential exposure to ELF magnetic fields was investigated in a case-control study. Eighty-nine cases and 102 controls were obtained from the data of an earlier study aimed at investigating the occurrence of EPL in a group of women attempting to get pregnant. Magnetic-field exposure was(More)
A total of 2198 mothers were interviewed at the 20th week of pregnancy and their smoking habits before pregnancy and the time from discontinuation of contraception to the beginning of the pregnancy were registered. This information was used to investigate whether smoking affects conception delay; i.e., fecundity and a multifactorial analysis were used. The(More)
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a sarcoma that usually occurs in the extremities of elderly patients. Primary sarcomas of the vulva are extreme rarities. The most common vulvar sarcoma is leiomyosarcoma. Only two case reports on malignant fibrous histiocytoma in vulva have previously been published. It is a malignant tumor capable of metastasizing by(More)
The effect of cigarette smoking on conventional semen parameters was studied in voluntary men of reproductive age (n = 190). Special attention was focused on sperm motility and its quantitative and qualitative change in vitro during the observation period. The sperm output war normal in both smokers (n = 54) and non-smokers (n = 110), but semen volume was(More)
The placental blood flow was assessed by the 99mTc accumulation method in 10 normal pregnancies in the left lateral recumbent position accomplished by a 15 degree wedge and in the supine position. The postural change caused a 17% decrease in the mean placental accumulation rate, which was not statistically significant. Ten patients were moved from the left(More)
A case of phaeochromocytoma diagnosed and treated during pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis was made by the typical paroxysmal symptoms with high blood pressure and confirmed by elevated plasma and urine catecholamine levels and ultrasound. After a short-term blockade with alpha and beta adrenergic antagonists an almost 10 cm large tumour was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the removal of a retained placenta. METHOD Oxytocin was injected into the vein of the umbilical cord. A total of 109 patients with retention of the placenta were randomized into two groups. Active management of the third stage of labor was carried out by giving oxytocin 5 IU intravenously and(More)
Risk factors for postoperative fever, endometritis and wound infection were analyzed in 761 consecutive cesarean sections. Postoperative fever was observed in 12%, endometritis in 4.7% and wound infection in 3% of cases. The relative risk for postoperative fever was increased in cases with postoperative hematoma (relative risk = 16.0), in cases with blood(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between maternal peripartal infectious morbidity and amniotic fluid colonization by U. urealyticum. Amniotic fluid specimens for bacterial and mycoplasmal cultures were obtained by aspiration at nonelective cesarean section from 98 pregnant women. Amniotic fluid cultures revealed micro-organisms in 70(More)